ALEXANDRIA, VA – On March 2nd, NES Associates, LLC ( was awarded the U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) Network Optimization Study contract. NES will provide comprehensive network site surveys and technical solutions for the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) Fiber Optic Upgrade at six air force bases across the continental United States.

Over the next few months, NES will review existing and future bandwidth requirements needed to extend the DoD Optical Backbone to each base via diverse fiber paths that will support a 100 GB network upgrade.  NES will perform base site surveys including an existing circuit inventory and a regional telecommunications infrastructure analysis for each location.  Based on the data obtained in these surveys, NES will develop multiple designs to support the larger bandwidth capability and present an analysis of alternatives that includes optimization and cost reduction opportunities at each base.  This effort dovetails with DOD-wide efforts to implement the Joint Information Environment (JIE) and upon completion of this project, AFGSC bases will have design options that allow them to leverage the DISN upgrades being made as part of JIE.

NES has performed network optimization and path diversity efforts for over 9 years.  “NES is very excited to begin working with the Air Force Global Strike Command,” says Tim Murray, NES COO. “With prior knowledge of and experience with the JIE, NES is able to bring top quality ideas and concepts to AFGSC right from the start.”


About NES

NES is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia and provides network engineering and IT services to customers around the globe that depend on highly secure and reliable technology solutions. NES specializes in network design and implementation, network performance optimization, network operations, service continuity management, software development and cybersecurity.

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